Matt McCluer, Indianna Hale, Ash Reiter, Chinese Wax Job

The Wayfarer Presents

Matt McCluer

Indianna Hale

Ash Reiter

Chinese Wax Job

Thu, August 17, 2017

8:00 pm

$5.00

This event is 21 and over

Matt McCluer
Matt McCluer
File under 60s mod / indiepop. Take The Kinks, The Who and 60s mod greats like The Creation, The Action and The Smoke out of the overcast backdrop of the 60s UK and transplant them into laid back, sunny Costa Mesa California 2014. Think Modern Loversʼ carefree attitude. Think Pavementʼs irreverence. Think the Wipersʼ reclusive tendencies. This is the introverted pop world of Matt McCluer and the Sweet Sweet Things.

Who is he? Every star in the spotlight, every year end list climber, every buzz darling, every ʻfavorite bandʼ has THEIR favorite artist who is too modest, too reclusive and perhaps even too self sabotaging for you to have ever heard of them. Content to make the best music no one will ever hear. Revered by their peers idolized by their more successful contemporaries. Thatʼs Matt McCluer. An OC staple… “Half the musicians in Costa Mesa praise him, the other half think he’s a dick because he doesnʼt care about the scene or the fad or the new hip band. He just cares about songs, and making good ones. Matt McCluer is a songwriting machine.” — Alex Knost (Tomorrows Tulips)

Before Burger Records was feverishly documenting the OC scene at a blitzkrieg pace, before it was declared the ʻbest coastʼ, there was Matt McCluer. For every scene that burns hot enough to get noticed by the nation, there is a deeper history beneath it. Hope Costa Mesa wonʼt be mad at us for giving away their best kept secret!
Ash Reiter
Ash Reiter
Ash Reiter’s melodies go a long way in the world of golden-pop sounds. Her gentle vocals are immediately compelling and distinct, with an aggressive punch thrown in here and there. Part of her charm is the unabashedly playful nature of her music; it is lighthearted and sincere, and it urges an audience to shake their hips a little while occasional psychedelic flourishes threaten to warp your mind.
Chinese Wax Job
Chinese Wax Job
For those of you don't know, "Chinese Wax Job" is a term commonly used in surfing for when surfboard wax sticks to the bottom of the surfboard where it shouldn't be.

Our band is very upbeat and catchy and almost all times which makes us a great live band for audiences to enjoy without losing their attention.

It is almost difficult to categorize or music but it can best be summed up in surf, blues, and a "Johnny Cash style" country. Nevertheless, we always have a good back beat and rhythm.
Venue Information:
The Wayfarer
843 W 19th Street
Costa Mesa, CA, 92627
http://www.wayfarercm.com